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21 Strings Plus (Vancouver) & Xian Wen Hu zheng soloist (China)
Vancouver, BC
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21 Strings Plus (Vancouver) & Xian Wen Hu zheng soloist (China)
Tickets are Regular $25 for April 7 only, $39.99 for April 7 & 8 two concerts; Students/Seniors $15 for April 7 only, $25 for April 7 & 8 two concerts
Please note that April 8 concert features different ensembles and is at 7:30pm at the Annex.

21 Strings Plus
Green Wind (2008)  Robert Zollitsch (Germany) for zheng trio 251
In the Early March (2008)  Robert Zollitsch (Germany) for zheng trio 358
Cloud passing (2008)  Robert Zollitsch (Germany) for zheng trio 258
Summer Day (2017)  Ray Zhuo (BC) 818 for zheng trio, world premiere
Heartland (1999, 2017)  Mark  Armanini (BC) world premiere of the zheng trio version
 medication  437
 gentle wind  317
 streams of light  336"

Rhythm of Spring  Beak Dae Woong (Korea),North American premiere 635
zheng trio version adapted from the kayagum trio score

Xian Wen Hu zheng solo
Han River Rhyme  Ren Qing Zhi 500
Mysterious & Distant Mountains  Wong Zhong Shan (China) 1000
Black Horse  Robert Zollitsch (Germany) 600
Dawn Mist  Wong Zhong Shan (China) 800
Endless  Du Yong 1000

21 Strings Plus (Vancouver)
Founded by multi-instrumentalist Geling Jiang, 21 Strings Plus is a new Vancouver ensemble of plucked instruments. Using the 21-string zheng/Chinese zither as the foundation, 21 Strings Plus aims to explore the combination of the zheng and various plucked instruments to seek new sounds. The main body of works of the ensemble is a diverse collection of contemporary compositions for a zheng trio, an unprecedented instrumentation and approach. It features German, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and Canadian composers.

Special guest
Xian Wen Hu (China)  zheng
Hu started to study the zheng in 1998. In 2000, she was admitted to the elementary division of the Wuhan Conservatory of Music, followed by the schools high school division in 2003. In 2009, she entered the Wuhan Conservatory of Music with the highest marks, and in 2013 she won the first place in the audition for the conservatorys graduate school. Hu has won many awards, including the silver medal of the National Dunhuang Competition for the Zheng, the gold medal of the Hubei Golden Bell Competition for the Zheng, the silver medal of the Plucked Instruments category of the 2nd Golden Mouth Organ Competition (1st prize of the zheng category). Hu has performed frequently on CCTV. As a member of Oriental Chinese Ensemble, she has appeared at the National Concert Hall and the Qintai Concert Hall. She collaborates with German composer Robert Zollitsch and founds the Wild Goat Zheng Ensemble in 2014, releasing CDs and publishing articles about Zollitschs zheng compositions.


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181 Roundhouse Mews (at Davie/Pacific)
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3


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Minimum Age: 3
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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